Philip Yancey
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Philip Yancey

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I worked for 10 years as an Editor and then Publisher for Campus Life magazine. There I learned journalistic skills (there's no tougher audience than teenagers), but every year it seemed I wrote fewer and fewer words. In 1980 my wife Janet and I moved to downtown Chicago where I began a career as a freelance writer. (She has worked as a social worker and hospice chaplain--which gives me plenty of material to write about!) We lived there until 1992, when we moved to the foothills of Colorado. I've written over 30 books, most of them still in print, thankfully. Three of them I coauthored with Dr. Paul Brand, who influenced me more than any single person. My own favorites are "Soul Survivor" and "Reaching for the Invisible God" because both of them forced me to dig deep and get personal. I'm a pilgrim, still "in recovery" from a bad church upbringing, searching for a faith that makes its followers larger and not smaller. I feel overwhelming gratitude that I can make a living writing about the questions that interest me.

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    • The Jesus I Never Knew

    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Bill Richards
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everyone has their own vision of Jesus - an all-powerful defender of the faith, a wise rabbi, a stained-glass...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes you think

    • By R. Whitten on 07-11-03

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    • What's So Amazing About Grace?

    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Bill Richards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
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    The author of 6 Gold Medallion award-winning books challenges Christians to become living answers...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Roger on 01-23-06

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    • Soul Survivor

    • How My Faith Survived the Church
    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Philip Yancey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
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    Philip Yancey, whose explorations of faith have made him a guide for millions, feels no need to defend the church...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Edward on 08-06-10

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    • Where Is God When It Hurts?

    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Maurice England
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned....

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    • Why Pain and Suffering are Necessary

    • By Scott Young on 08-03-12

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    • Prayer

    • Does It Make Any Difference?
    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Larry Black
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written by one of the most significant Christian thinkers of our generation, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? explores the questions surrounding prayer that many of us wonder about....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Audrey on 01-20-08
    • Does It Make Any Difference?
    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Larry Black
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 09-12-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 248 ratings

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    • Disappointment with God

    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Jay Charles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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    In this book, Yancey tackles the questions caused by a God who doesn't always do what we think he's supposed to do....

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    • By cynthia on 04-01-11

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    • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    • By: Philip Yancey, Paul Brand
    • Narrated by: Don Reed
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The authors, a renowned surgeon and a professional writer, offer insight into the marvelous details of the human body and draw analogies to the relationship of Christ to his church....

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    • By Matthew Brown on 02-08-16

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    • The Bible Jesus Read

    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Maurice England
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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    The Old Testament is God's biography, the story of his passionate encounters with people and also a prequel to the story of Jesus. This book explores the sometimes shocking and cryptic writings in an effort to know God better....

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    • Vanishing Grace

    • What Ever Happened to the Good News?
    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Henry O. Arnold
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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    Yancey aims this audiobook at Christian listeners, showing them how Christians have lost respect, influence, and reputation in a newly post-Christian culture....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved 3/4 of the book

    • By Adam Shields on 04-21-15

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    • What Good Is God?

    • In Search of a Faith That Matters
    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Philip Yancey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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    Journalist and spiritual seeker Philip Yancey has always struggled with the most basic questions of the Christian faith....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't think the title fit but liked the book

    • By DKW on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $22.80

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